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PRESS RELEASE 22 MAY 2022
ANOTHER WIN FOR ED BUTLER
Lansdown’s Ed Butler notched up another win this week with a fantastic performance at the Minchinhampton Scratch Open. Ed’s gross score over 36 holes of 134 – two 67’s – was quite a feat and enough to win by three shots over his nearest rival. He also did well in the Gloucestershire County Championships at Lilley Brook Golf Club, placed fourth with a gross score – over four rounds – of 284.
Back at the club, the competition season is in full swing. Eric Morgan won the Challenge Bowl with a nett score of 67. Divisional winners were Lewis Pristo in Division 1 with a nett 70 on countback from Richard Jackson, with Steve Maddison in third place with nett 73. First in Division 2 was Steve Hillman (nett 68) with Joe Godwin second (nett 69) and David Price third (nett 70 on countback). With Eric’s score taking first place in Division 3, Kennith Wyatt was placed second with a nett 67, followed by Tim Rickards with a nett 68.
Kenneth Mitchell won the Richardson Cup coming in with a nett score of 69. Kenneth was first in Division 1, with James Flew in second place with a nett 70 and Lewis Pristo was third with nett 71. Top of Division 2 was Mike Passmore Snr (nett 70), with Steve Hillman in second place with nett 71 and Pete Gillard coming in third with nett 73. Division 3 was won by Trevor White (nett 69), followed by Mark Bees (nett 70) and Lee McLeod (nett 72).
The Burnside Trophy is a four ball better ball medal competition and Craig Savage and Graham Belsten were clear winners with nett 62. Runners up were Phillip Hill and Bill Rose with nett 65, and Robert Braund and Steve Maddison were third with nett 68 on countback.
Graham Belsten won again with 41 points in the Australia Cup. Anand Shah topped Division 1 with 39 points, followed by Ian White with 38 points on countback from Alan Bickley. Giles Carre took top spot in division 2 with 38 points on countback from Ian Carter also on countback from Chris Sparkes. Division 3 was won by Chris Simpson (39 points) followed by Lee McLeod with 38 points on countback from Mark Bees.
The Ladies’ Stableford Cup was won by Di Garry this year with 37 points, with Clare Mornement coming in second with 34 points on countback from Suzanne Wheeler. Clare Mornement also scored 34 points to win the Judy Burge Plate, followed by Amelia Matthews with 31 points on countback from Cathy Gilson.
Lansdown ladies had two good wins in their last two home matches in Division 2 of the Bristol & District Alliance. Playing off scratch, they beat Worlebury 13 points to 1 and The Bristol 10 points to 4.
PRESS RELEASE 04 MAY 2022
Lansdown’s Amelia Matthews had a great week at the Somerset Ladies County Championship, held at Clevedon Golf Club last weekend. 22-year-old Amelia came third overall, two shots behind the leader, with a gross score of 150 over 36 holes, which resulted in a reduction in her handicap from 2.1 to 1. She won the trophy for the Under 25’s best gross and the overall best nett prize.
Back at the club, Lansdown’s competitive season got off to a good start in April, with some worthy trophy winners and some very good scores.
Two competitions which had been running through the winter reached their final stages, with the final of the Westmoreland Cup and the closing of the Ladies Winter Eclectic. The Westmoreland Cup is a 4 Ball Better Ball Knock Out competition and the trophy was won by Graham Belsten and John Mountain who beat Liam Fussell and Martin Longford by three holes to two.
The Ladies Winter Eclectic also reached its conclusion this week. The best eclectic score over eight rounds was submitted by Anna Proctor, who won by a clear five shots from runner-up Bev Rees.
Trophy competitions for men during April included the Evans Bowl, a singles Stableford which was won by Scott Finn, handicap 29, on countback with 40 points. Divisional winners were Tim Godwin in Division 1 with 39 points, Javan Harris in Division 2 and Graham Belsten in Division 3 also with 39 points.
The Broadhurst Cup is a four ball better ball Bogey competition which was won by Tom Furnell & Mike Banner with an impressive score of +8. The second pair with +4 on countback were Ken Mitchell and Eric Morgan. Also with a score of +4 were William Crowley and Ken Rawcliffe in third place.
The ladies played their Seventy Bowl competition which was won by Bev Rees with 37 points, on countback from Amelia Matthews in second place. Suzanne Wheeler came in third with 36 points.
The men’s Stragglers Team, who play friendly four-ball-better-ball matches, came away from their first match of the season at The Bristol Golf Club with a creditable draw, with four of the five matches going down to the 18th hole
PRESS RELEASE 12 APRIL 2022
The competition season at Lansdown began in earnest with the first trophy competition, the Seddon Bowl, won by Jack Willett. The Seddon Bowl is a singles Stableford competition for newcomers - members who joined the club during the previous year. Due to the pandemic restrictions, the Trophy was not contested last year, so this year’s competition included those who joined the club in 2020 as well as 2021. Jack won with a score of 39 points, on count back from the runner-up, David Moore. Jeff Fishlock was third with 37 points.
Following the election of Margaret Ruxton as our new Club Captain, the traditional Captain’s Drive-In and Installation Bowmaker took place on Saturday. The event was blessed with bright sunshine, although there was a chill in the air, and there was a good turnout of members to watch Margaret take her drive. It wasn’t one of her best but it will have raised some money for her charity - Children’s Hospice South West - as members made donations to guess how far she would hit and whether the ball was on the fairway.
The winning Installation Bowmaker team in the morning was Ed Butler, David Lambern, Robert Tregenna and Graham Belsten with 92 points. Patrick Harrison, Chuen Lau, Pete Temperley and Trevor White scored 84 points to take second place on countback from Amelia Matthews, Gordon Beavis, Mike Willband and Matthew Harvey. The afternoon Bowmaker was won by Steve Watts, Liam Fussell, Steve Hillman and Andy Rood with 88 points, closely followed by Ed Watson, Barry Green, David Howarth and Kenneth Wyatt with 86 points.
Lansdown’s men’s Scratch Foursomes played their first match of the year against Clevedon which they won comfortably 4 matches to 1. Lansdown were promoted to Division 3 of the Bristol & District Golf League at the end of last season, so a win in the higher Division was a good start. The team have been grateful to Peter Doust and his company Knightsbridge Personal and Corporate Solutions for their sponsorship over the past few years.
Other results include the Midweek Stableford played on 30th March, won by Amelia Matthews, with 37 points (on count back). Runner up in Division 1 was Patrick Harrison with 35 points. Division 2 winner was Chris Sparkes, also with 37 points, with David Moore second with 36 points. Division 3 winner, also with 37 points, was Graham Cavill, followed by Michael Cox with 33 points.
There was a good entry for the Midweek Stableford played on 7th April which was won by David Price with 40 points. Division 1 was won by Alan Bickley with 30 points on count back from Andy Lee (2nd) and Patrick Foster (3rd). Division 2 winner was Chris Sparkes with 37 points, followed by David Moore with 35 points on count back from David Newport in third place. Malcolm Payne won Division 3 with 34 points, with David Pearce runner-up with 31 points and Darran Burt was third with 29 points.